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Measures on Taking Care of Roses
Available in a variety of colors and sizes, the rose is so far the most beautiful and fragrant flower among many gorgeous flowers found in the market and florist’s shops, and, with proper care, roses can stay fresh and live longer for a week or more after delivery from the florist’s shop.
First request from the florist if you are allowed to select the roses that you will be buying, then follow these selection process: ask which batch of roses arrived in the morning and select the very freshest ones or choose roses from the refrigeration unit since they can last longer when kept cool; before buying and in the process of selecting, gently squeeze at the base where the petals come together at the stem, such that if it feels firm and taut, the roses are still fresh; examine the tips of the petals to make sure that there aren’t any bruises or brown coloring and look for intact petals as they will stay fresh longer; bring a bucket of water when you go to the shop to keep your selected roses watered when you take them home, otherwise, request the florist to pack your roses with water.
Now that the roses are brought home, it’s time to prepare the stems for trimming, but see to it that they are kept underwater to keep them fresh, and, at the same time, prevent air from entering the bottom of the stems, because when air oxidizes the stems, the whole flower deteriorates fast, therefore, submerge always the roses in water and follow this trimming procedure: use a sharp knife or hand pruners to cut the rose stem about 1 inch from the bottom at a 45 degree angle to enable the stem to take in water easily and make sure that the knife or pruner is cleaned with hot, soapy water or with a mild bleach solution after every use since bacteria can stay on the surfaces of the knife or pruner and can affect the stems on your next trimming session. It is not advisable to use a pair of scissors since they have a tendency to squeeze the stems which can prevent the passage of water into the stem capillaries and, thus, cause the roses to die quickly. See to it, too, that the part of the stem that is submerged in water is free of leaves because leaves left underwater will start to rot, causing bacteria to accumulate in the vase and, therefore, can deteriorate the roses. Keep trimming the stems every couple of days to take more water and change water as soon as it looks cloudy and always make sure that your cutting tools are always clean.Short Course on Rosedelivery – What You Should Know